Mixed connective tissue disease in young Saudi patient with recurrent dental abscess: A case report

  • Asma'a Faden King Saud UniversityCollege of Dentistry http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9673-0195
  • Alaa AlJamili King Saud University
  • Anfal Aljamili King Saud Uinversity
  • Sumayyah Alahmari King Saud University
  • Abdulrahman Assiri Prince Sultan Military Medical City
Keywords: Dental abscess, dermatomyositis, mixed connective tissue disease, polyarthritis, rheumatoid, systemic lupus erythematosus

Abstract

Mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD) or overlap syndrome is a rare disease. It has overlapping features of more than one autoimmune disease with high titer of anti-ribonucleoprotein antibodies against U1. We present a 12-year-old Saudi male patient who was presented to the dental clinic complaining from non-healing oral ulcers and multiple periapical abscesses that not responsive to extractions and the use of oral antibiotics, these symptoms were accompanied with persistent fever, headache, muscle weakness, general malaise, and painful bilateral cervical lymphadenopathy. After a thorough investigation, he was diagnosed with (MCTD) and was managed dentally and medically accordingly.

Author Biography

Asma'a Faden, King Saud UniversityCollege of Dentistry

Associate Professor/Consultant in Oral Medeicine

Published
2018-10-07
How to Cite
Faden, A., AlJamili, A., Aljamili, A., Alahmari, S., & Assiri, A. (2018). Mixed connective tissue disease in young Saudi patient with recurrent dental abscess: A case report. International Journal of Health Sciences, 12(6). Retrieved from https://ijhs.org.sa/index.php/journal/article/view/2547
Section
Case report/case series